Friday September 21st, 2018

2018 Free Agent Ty Cobb




Ty Cobb

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 11/5/2017

Who are you playing with in 2018?
2017 SNI

2018 Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Middle infield/Outfield
Best SS

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Luis Reyna

Why do you like the game of softball?
Just a passion I developed a love for being around the game since I was a child.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
I would say myself. Bc I believe in myself and the work that I put in on and off season. Other than me Ian Sidebottom

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Primetime. Got it from my TDB boys

What is your height and weight?
6’4 195lbs

Where do you call home?
Blacksburg, SC

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
As if I’m not on the road enough with ball. I like to travel on my off weekends as well

What do you do for a living?
I work in Promotional Printing

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High school

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Been around it my whole life started playing all the time when I was 19. Made to the upper level from just picking up and playing with good teams every chance I got.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Better defense. And more consistently hard hit balls.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Making the plays that I made in the NSA World

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
A few my uncle Chris Cobb, Jason Gilfillan, Ian Sidebottom

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Like Gilly told me when I was little. Always play hard because you never know who’s watching you. That’s always stuck with me

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
27oz Pinky over the knob.

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
BP, Tee, a ton of Groundballs

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Dallas Cowboys. And football

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Only take 3 swings on deck. Make a pile of dirt for my footing in the box.

What would be your "at bat" music selection?

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
The summit or myrtle beach

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Spinnaker Panama City

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
A swing and miss strike out



2 responses to “2018 Free Agent Ty Cobb”

  1. Bryce says:

    Great young player will be one of the hottest. Names in softball after the 2018 season going to be a great year with SNI softball

  2. JG12 says:

    Great up and coming young player with a great name, I wish you all the best.

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